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Atlanta: America's nerdiest city

Atlanta: America's nerdiest city

ATLANTA -- Meredith Placko's closet isn't about clothes. Instead, it's about an identity. The racks contain many of the essential ingredients for a life she lives proudly as a nerd.

"The whole world is kind of embracing the geek chic concept," said Placko, a blogger and freelance TV producer.

It starts with Dragon*Con, the annual downtown Atlanta sci-fi nerdfest that cinched Placko's decision to move here from south Florida three years ago. Dragon*Con helped vault Atlanta to the top of a list of America's nerdiest cities, according to a real estate site.

PHOTOS | Dragon*Con 2012

Emory History Minute: Candler Mansion

Emory History Minute: Candler Mansion

To celebrate Emory's 175th anniversary, Emory Report brings you a look at little-known facts about the university. 

The Candler Mansion on Emory's Briarcliff campus is a beautiful yet eerie estate. Built in 1920 by Asa "Buddy" Candler, Jr., the second son of the founder of Coca-Cola, the 42 acre property once housed wild animals including four elephants: Coca, Cola, Refreshing and Delicious. In the 1960s, the mansion was turned into a mental health institute.

NETHERWORLD Haunted House Returns for its 15th Season as a Top Halloween Destination

NETHERWORLD  Haunted House Returns for its 15th Season as a Top Halloween Destination

GETTING OLDER ISN’T SCARY FOR NETHERWORLD
Legendary Haunted House Celebrates 15 Years of Fear in 2011!

 

See Atlanta's Crummiest Christmas Photos

See Atlanta's Crummiest Christmas Photos

Atlanta, GA--  MomsLikeMe.com has some of the funniest Christmas photos submitted by our readers like you.  Click the link to see the winners of the contest!

Also send your photos in to me and I will put them up on 11Alive for all your friends to see.

Just attach your photos with "Xmas photos" in the subject line. Send to MRichardson@wxia.gannett.com